Four Su-35 fighters returned from Syria


On March 2, 2021, according to the rotation plan of the aviation group of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria, four heavy Su-35S fighters returned to Russian territory from the SAR, accompanied by the Tu-154M leader aircraft (tail number RA-85042). The public was informed about this by the Telegram channel "Hunter's Notes", which monitors the airspace and navigation services.


It must be assumed that the combat group, which arrived on February 18 and consisted of 4 Su-35S, was their replacement.

- the author considers.


Note that in specified On the same day, the aforementioned Tu-154M departed from the Privolzhsky airfield in the Astrakhan region to the Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria. This board acted as the leader for the group of fighters of the Russian Aerospace Forces. Now this Tu-154M flew back to the same airfield. Consequently, after a while, his next flight to the SAR will take place.

We remind you that the Russian military operation in Syria has been going on since September 2015. Moscow helped Damascus maintain its sovereignty, turning the tide of the war. During this time, a large number of Russian servicemen, who gained invaluable experience in conducting real combat operations, managed to visit the SAR. Russian military and designers managed to check the work equipment, which undoubtedly benefits the defense capability of the Russian Federation.
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  1. Lawyer Online Lawyer
    Lawyer (Arthur) 2 March 2021 19: 47
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    Why do our fighters necessarily fly together with the lead aircraft every time we fly to Syria and back? Why is he at all? Will the fighters get lost on their own?
    1. Ulysses Online Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 2 March 2021 20: 07
      +6
      Some kind of deja vu.

      Arthur, you are not original ..

      Fighters are not strategic bombers; for long-distance flights, a lead aircraft is desirable, adapted to precisely such flights.
      1. Lawyer Online Lawyer
        Lawyer (Arthur) 2 March 2021 20: 27
        -5
        All the same, you could not say why they specifically need this plane.
        1. Ulysses Online Ulysses
          Ulysses (Alexey) 2 March 2021 20: 35
          +4
          All the same, you could not say why they specifically need this plane.

          Do you know how the navigational equipment of the Tu-154M differs from the Su-35 ??

          If not, why are you torturing your brains with meaningless questions?
          1. Lawyer Online Lawyer
            Lawyer (Arthur) 2 March 2021 20: 40
            -7
            Wouldn't the fighters get there on their own? Will they also take Tu-154M with them to air combat in the event of a conflict?
            1. Leon68 Offline Leon68
              Leon68 (Leon) 3 March 2021 04: 15
              0
              Did you try to turn on the brain? Replacement crews, hitchhiking staff need to get home?
            2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
              Piramidon (Stepan) 3 March 2021 10: 24
              +1
              Quote: Lawyer
              Will they also take Tu-154M with them to air combat in the event of a conflict?

              And they will go into battle through several countries for a couple of thousand kilometers, keeping in touch with local dispatchers?
    2. Ser sash Offline Ser sash
      Ser sash (Ser Sash) 3 March 2021 07: 39
      0
      They mask from radars, no matter what they count.
    3. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 3 March 2021 10: 18
      +1
      Quote: Lawyer
      Why do our fighters necessarily fly together with the lead aircraft every time we fly to Syria and back? Why is he at all? Will the fighters get lost on their own?

      On board the Tu-154 there is an experienced navigator and navigation equipment incomparable with that of a fighter. From his board, communication with dispatchers along the route is also carried out.